Metering Modes

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  1. fokker

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    Hi, I use a canon 350d (I think it is called rebel Xti in other countries). I just want to know quickly what the three metering modes are, and in which situations I should use them.
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    The 350D is known as the Rebel XT. The 400D is the Rebel XTi.

    Canon calls the three metering modes Evaluative, Partial and Center-Weighted.

    As for when to use which...see this.
     
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    Thanks for that.
    Anybody with anything else to offer?
     
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    Take a look at the link listed below. It is a XT/350D online lesson.
    Once you are there, check out "Lesson 3 - Principles of Exposure Metering"

    Digital Rebel XT Lessons
     
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    *scratches head* Does the 350D not have spot metering?
     
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    Nope. The Rebel series didn't get spot metering until the XSi (450D). All previous models only had 3 exposure modes...evaluative, parital and center-weighted.
     
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